UK OFT Releases Merger Guidance

Law360, New York (June 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.K.'s Office of Fair Trading has published revised guidance detailing the procedures the regulator uses when it evaluates mergers for their competitive impact, and warns companies of the potential risks of not notifying the agency of a potential merger that could raise competition concerns.

The guidance released Tuesday outlines what situations might give rise to a reviewable merger, when companies may want to notify the OFT and the process the OFT follows to carry out its assessment of a merger.

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